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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Vermilion is a big, rich English style Barleywine that, as its name suggests, has tints of ruby around the edges of its brown body, with a toffee, caramel, toasted pecan sweetness that is kept in balance with a smooth, alcohol warmth, and slightly fruity American hop note. It may be enjoyed right away, or allowed to age in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
750 ml bottle poured a cloudy reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, pipe tobacco and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, earthiness and light sherry with a smooth dry lingering sherry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013, 10/08/13. Dark chestnut/mahogony brown with a thin light tan covering. Nose is light fart, toffee, sugars, whiff of smoke, woody notes. Taste comprises grain, sugars, medicinal notes, TCP, toffee, light smoke, dark fruits. Medium bodied for 10%, moderate carbonation, dry finish. Not unpleasant but not a barley wine I’d bother revisiting, lacks depth for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle... Murky burnt-caramel pour with a small, brief, off-white head. The aroma is a swirl of caramel, bread crust, golden raisin and a hint of worn leather. Medium to full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor exhibits sweet, toasty caramel, a hint of apple tartness and a whisper of dried plum. Bittersweet, acrid finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9486) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Brown pour, tan head. Flavors of brown sugar, figs, dates, bruleed sugar, very light hops, sugar cookies. Pretty good...although the ratings may show that this one isnt holding up so well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9481) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Tap @ Perennial. Pours a deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Anise, raisin, plum, caramel aroma. Very fruity (plum, dark grape, fig), somewhat sweet but well balanced, caramel, brown sugar flavor. Definitely a solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
750ml bottle. Murky brown pour with a small sized tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, toasted nuts, and cocoa. Tastes of caramel, nuts, some rotted fruits, and some earthiness. Softer body with the alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9012) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville, about a year old. Pours a hazy dark rust color with a thin fizzy tan head that fades almost instantly. Aroma of toffee, anise, apple, dark fruits. The taste is toffee malt, maple syrup, anise, spice, mild butter hops. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, decent balance, fairly strong heat. Hard to be disappointed when your expectations are so low, but this is decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with tan head. Nose and taste of fig cake, toasted caramel, toffee, pecan pie, maple, sherry, dark earthy fruits and some vanilla. Full bodied. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
750 from Capone’s. Pours thick and muddy brown with minimal head. Nose was big figgy and raisiny fruit, earthy nutty brown sugar, caramel, toffee. Tastes fruity, with a big fig and prune flavor, some mid-palate tartness, some earthy brown sugar, and a fruity tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours cloudy mahogany brown with a small light tan head. The nose is toasty, toffee, wood, spice, light smoke, brown bread and varnish. The taste is caramel, toffee, raisin, sultana, wood, light charred wood, earth, decent bitterness, cocoa and light alcohol warmth. Full body and moderate carbonation. A touch sweet, but well put together. Nice.

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